Articles by: Brotherhood

I saw Jesus today…

I saw Jesus today…

In life, many are often overwhelmed by hatred, indifference, and the godlessness in society today. Many people ask, “Where is God? In all this evil, where is God and His love amidst all of this?” In this world, we can choose to define our joy by our circumstances or we can look beyond this trials and see God at work through it all. I offer these words of a few moments recently where I felt God spoke to my heart: […]

by · January 17, 2018 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
Ever Questioned God? You are Not Alone…

Ever Questioned God? You are Not Alone…

Who am I Lord? We who call Christ our Hope and our Redeemer often fall trap to self doubt and choose to dwell on our inadequacies instead of God’s strength. Far too often we ask the question “Who am I Lord?” Instead of remember Who He is! These are the doubts, deviations, and excuses I have used in my own life: Who am I Lord? That you would love someone like me… Who am I Lord? That I would seek […]

Holidays-How they can make things worse

Holidays-How they can make things worse

As Veterans Day gets closer, people honor veterans like yourself. You’re not looking for any special treatment, but you deserve to be recognized for your service and sacrifice for this nation.   Sadly, Veterans Day can also remind people of the dark side of military service. Veterans have a higher risk of self-harm and suicide, and this holiday can stir up old memories — including the bad ones. If you are a veteran (or one is part of your family), […]

by · December 28, 2017 · 0 comments · Behavioral Health, Daily Roll Call
Spiritual Tragedy or Masterpiece?

Spiritual Tragedy or Masterpiece?

A Spiritual Tragedy…or A Spiritual Masterpiece? Sometimes the Ladder of Life can seem too high to climb… Think for a moment of the beginning of your most passionate ambition… Remember the drive, the energy, and the focus that we all once had… Have we all come to a place of apathy? A place of mediocrity and complacency? Our passion has been worn down by bitterness, opposition, and hatred. Read the following words by James Stewart and reflect upon them and […]

by · November 21, 2017 · 0 comments · Daily Encouragement
Talking About Suicide Can Help You Avoid It

Talking About Suicide Can Help You Avoid It

Sometimes, the pain can be too much to bear. It feels like you don’t have any way out of the difficulties you’re facing, and it seems will only worsen over time. That’s why you started thinking about suicide.   But suicide isn’t the answer, and there is help. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (or 800-273-8255), a local emergency room, or even just dial 911. You know that suicide isn’t the right choice, and these resources […]

Pride or Purpose? Which do you seek?

Pride or Purpose? Which do you seek?

Amidst the greatest profession in the world lurks the greatest threat to its very existence… It sneaks in ever so slowly, almost unnoticed… It’s spoken of quite highly, written about, and is often the measurement of a firefighter’s passion…   It is a word, a word that has been twisted, and misused… It is the word Pride!   Pride is used in phases such as:   “Take Pride in the craft” “Pride and Ownership” “Pride is what separates the hypocrite […]

Balance in the Fire Life-Is it Possible?

I was blessed to have to the opportunity to share the message “Balance in the Fire Family Life-Is it Possible?” a webinar offered to the state of Indiana Fire Service. I have attached the PDF that was shared during the presentation. If you would like to have this presentation given at your event, or your department, and/or broadcast live online. Please contact me: Andy J. Starnes Bringing Back Brotherhood Ministries   Balance In the Fire Family Life2

by · June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Responder Resources
The Keynote Speech of Our Life

The Keynote Speech of Our Life

I recently had the blessing of listening to mentor and friend offer a keynote speech. Those of us in the fire service have probably heard many of these motivating speeches given by passionate fire service leaders but this one impacted me quite differently. What was the difference in this one versus all of the other powerful, motivating, and encouraging speeches I had heard before? The difference was this: Relationship! Let me explain, I witnessed my friend over the course of […]

What Make’s Someone A Great Leader?

What Make’s Someone A Great Leader?

What makes someone a great leader? In leadership, we see examples (good and bad) of those who hold positions of great influence. If we were to break down the leaders we admire; what is it about them that makes us want to follow their example? Here are my thoughts on those traits that define a significant leader: #1) A solid moral foundation: It all begins with Integrity. I believe that to be a successful and significant Leader that our motivations […]

An Unwelcome Family Reunion

An Unwelcome Family Reunion

A gathering is occurring; one that many of us have had quite often… It is one of sadness, yet we sit quietly, silently objecting their intruding presence… Alone we sit at this table, yet we are not truly alone… One by one, members of this family begin to return home… We tearfully object to their presence yet still they come… One by one, they arrive closing in around this singular family… None of which are related but all have been […]

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